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Voices: Volunteer doctors protect us from Ebola

usatoday.com — Ebola is much harder to spread than many people realize. While hospital workers are at high risk, most people are not. A disease such as Ebola inspires so much fear that it can cloud our thinking - so much so that someone who has behaved heroically can start to seem like the enemy.
Oct 25, 2014

Heartfelt piece by @LizSzabo: Volunteer doctors protect us from Ebola: usat.ly/ZPrNH2 (Photo: AP) pic.twitter.com/OCAES2WEUD

Oct 25, 2014

Voices: Volunteer doctors protect us from Ebola usat.ly/1ws9B27 via @usatoday

Oct 25, 2014

RT @USATODAYhealth: "The big risk is not stopping the outbreak in Africa, and that will happen if health care workers don't go there," usat.ly/1wsx7yD

Oct 25, 2014

"The big risk is not stopping the outbreak in Africa, and that will happen if health care workers don't go there," usat.ly/1ws9B27

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I kayaked in McCovey Cove for a World Series game, and it was awesome

ftw.usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - There's nothing else in baseball quite like McCovey Cove. Parking garages near AT&T Park, with prices soaring into triple digits, don't make for good tailgating. A bevy of bars near the Giants' ballpark bustle before and after games, and some fans set up miniature grills along the Embarcadero before they amble over to the stadium for first pitch.
Oct 25, 2014

I'm no photographer and lucked into this one, but I keep looking at the iPhone photo that's leading this post: usat.ly/1smtUsA

Oct 25, 2014

I kayaked in McCovey Cove for a World Series game, and it was awesome. usat.ly/1smtUsA

Oct 25, 2014

I kayaked in McCovey Cove for a World Series game, and it was awesome usat.ly/1smtUsA via @forthewin

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As Ebola spreads, states enact stricter quarantines

usatoday.com — The worst Ebola outbreak in history is growing as health workers and government officials across in the U.S. and worldwide scramble to contain it with new regulations and stricter quarantines. The escalating outbreak is the largest in history, affecting multiple countries in West Africa, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @tlaskawy: Ya think? RT @LizSzabo: Experts: Quarantines may dissuade Ebola volunteers usat.ly/1wrMDrT via @usatoday

Oct 25, 2014

Experts: Quarantines may dissuade Ebola volunteers usat.ly/1wrMDrT via @usatoday

Oct 25, 2014

RT @stevesilberman: How politicians trying to look tough on Ebola could make things worse. usatoday.com/story/news/nat…

Oct 25, 2014

Grandstanding & pandering “@stevesilberman: How politicians trying to look tough on Ebola could make things worse. usatoday.com/story/news/nat…

Oct 25, 2014

How politicians trying to look tough on Ebola could make things worse. usatoday.com/story/news/nat…

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Cream singer Jack Bruce dies at 71

usatoday.com — LONDON (AP) - British musician Jack Bruce, best known as the bassist from the 1960s group Cream, has died. He was 71. Publicist Claire Singers said Saturday Bruce died at his home in Suffolk, England. A statement released by his family said "the world of music will be a poorer place without him but he lives on in his music and forever in our hearts."

Hillary Clinton: It’s not businesses that create jobs

onpolitics.usatoday.com — An odd moment from Hillary Clinton on the campaign trail Friday - and one she may regret. Speaking at a campaign event Friday for struggling Massachusetts gubernatorial candidate Martha Coakley, Clinton offered this argument against "trickle down" economics - which focuses on cutting taxes and regulations so businesses can grow: "Don't let anybody tell you that its corporations and businesses that create jobs.
Oct 25, 2014

Hmmmmmmmm. Hillary Clinton: It's not businesses that create jobs usat.ly/1wxXbGY via @usatonpolitics

Oct 25, 2014

RT @singernews: If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016, this clip will be everywhere usat.ly/1wxXbGY via @usatonpolitics

Oct 25, 2014

RT .@USATODAY: Hillary Clinton: It's not businesses that create jobs usat.ly/1DbWu6z Who then? Not gov

Oct 25, 2014

If Hillary Clinton runs for President in 2016, this clip will be everywhere usat.ly/1wxXbGY via @usatonpolitics

Ebola-free, Dallas nurse returns to North Texas

usatoday.com — Dallas nurse Nina Pham - declared Friday to be free of the Ebola virus - is back home in North Texas after a whirlwind Friday that included a meeting with President Obama. Pham arrived at Meacham Airport in Fort Worth just before midnight Friday.

Photographic proof that Michigan State linebacker Ed Davis can fly

ftw.usatoday.com — The best college football photo of the day is this one. It's proof that Michigan State linebacker Ed Davis can actually fly. Or that the Spartans smartly removed gravity before their rivalry game with Michigan, in which they won 35-11. Michigan State has now won six of the last seven games against Michigan.

Lane Kiffin so giddy about TD call against Tennessee that he ran with Amari Cooper

ftw.usatoday.com — Alabama offensive coordinator Lane Kiffin is coaching in his first game at Neyland Stadium since leaving Tennessee after the 2009 season. And for the Crimson Tide's first play, Amari Cooper went 80 yards for a touchdown. Kiffin was so excited, he ran a few yards alongside Cooper on the sideline.
Oct 25, 2014

Lane Kiffin so giddy about TD call against Tennessee that he ran with Amari Cooper: usat.ly/1t3MARQ

Oct 25, 2014

In which the phrase "Lane Kiffin so giddy" is artfully employed. (via @lakenlitman): ftw.usatoday.com/2014/10/lane-k…

Watch Josh Robinson hilariously videobomb Dan Mullen’s postgame interview

ftw.usatoday.com — After beating three straight top-10 opponents, Mississippi State duked it out with Kentucky for a 48-31 win on Saturday. Josh Robinson, who rushed for two touchdowns, and broke eight tackles on a ridiculous run at one point, was three yards short of 200 yards total offense when the Bulldogs took the victory formation.
Oct 25, 2014

HE WANTED THOSE THREE YARDS RT @ForTheWin: Watch Josh Robinson hilariously videobomb Dan Mullen's postgame interview: usat.ly/ZPfYAP

Oct 25, 2014

lol RT @ForTheWin: Watch Josh Robinson hilariously videobomb Dan Mullen's postgame interview: usat.ly/ZPfYAP

Mo’ne Davis to throw out first pitch at Game 4 of World Series

ftw.usatoday.com — Mo'ne Davis will get the opportunity of a lifetime Saturday night when she throws out the first pitch before Game 4 of the World Series. MLB will honor 75th anniv of Little League tonight. Jackie Robinson West team to be honored pre-game. Mo'Ne Davis will throw out 1st pitch.
Oct 25, 2014

Mo'ne Davis throws perfect strike for first pitch before Game 4 of World Series: usat.ly/1uWwWG5 pic.twitter.com/JdM2RGpzB5

Frances McDormand on ‘Fargo,’ then and now

entertainthis.usatoday.com — Frances McDormand won her Oscar for playing police chief Marge Gunderson in 1996's Fargo. A nd Alison Tolman was an Emmy nominee for her take on a similarly stoic small town detective-turned-chief in FX's miniseries adaptation of the acclaimed film, which aired last spring.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @PatRyanWrites: "Can I go back on that? Puh-leeze." Frances McDormand on her early dismissal of #Fargo miniseries: usat.ly/1xleZDp via @GaryMLevin

Oct 25, 2014

RT @PatRyanWrites: "Can I go back on that? Puh-leeze." Frances McDormand on her early dismissal of #Fargo miniseries: usat.ly/1xleZDp via @GaryMLevin

Oct 25, 2014

RT @PatRyanWrites: "Can I go back on that? Puh-leeze." Frances McDormand on her early dismissal of #Fargo miniseries: usat.ly/1xleZDp via @GaryMLevin

Listen: Facebook in China, Google Inbox, Uber & ebola?

usatoday.com — Listen to the week in tech podcast to hear why Uber and ebola are appearing in the same sentence, why people got so excited about new Google's Inbox feature, how the launch of Apple Pay went, and what Facebook CEO Mark Zuckerberg got up to in China.
Oct 25, 2014

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Oct 25, 2014

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Reports: School shooting in suburban Seattle

usatoday.com — Police are responding to a shooting at a high school north of Seattle, according to media reports. Marysville Pilchuck High School is on lockdown, KING-TV in Seattle reports. The Snohomish County Sheriff's Office is assisting Marysville police. Neither police agency returned calls for information.
Oct 24, 2014

RT @DonnaLeinwand: HS freshman kills one girl, gravely wounds three others in a high school cafeteria. usat.ly/1wpZURO

Oct 24, 2014

HS freshman kills one girl, gravely wounds three others in a high school cafeteria. usat.ly/1wpZURO

Oct 24, 2014

Two dead, including gunman, in Seattle-area school shooting usat.ly/1wpZURO via @WLTX

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Mississippi State’s Josh Robinson shrugged off the entire Kentucky defense for a first down

ftw.usatoday.com — In the second half of the Mississippi State-Kentucky game on Saturday afternoon, Bulldogs running back Josh Robinson moved the chains for a first down. That's totally underselling it. Robinson ran as though he was on fire. You know, like those power-ups in the NFL Blitz games.

Epic fail: Giant walls wouldn't stop tornadoes

usatoday.com — Talk about an epic fail. Building gigantic,1,000-foot tall-walls across the central USA wouldn't stop tornadoes and might actually cause other problems, says a recent study in the Electronic Journal of Severe Storm Meteorology. The study by meteorologist Brice Coffer of North Carolina State University was a follow-up to a wild theory proposed this year by physicist Rongjia Tao of Temple University.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @JayKnightPhotos: Epic #fail: Giant walls wouldn't stop tornadoes - #ncstate guy smashes weird theory @nsj usat.ly/1tT41bo via @usatoday

Oct 25, 2014

Epic fail: Giant walls wouldn't stop tornadoes usat.ly/1tT41bo

Five factors for Game 4 of World Series

usatoday.com — SAN FRANCISCO - After two blowouts in Kansas City, Game 3 of the World Series finally saw the Royals and San Francisco Giants produce a taut game befitting the teams' similar pedigrees. But just before this World Series finally takes on an identity, Saturday night's Game 4 may send everything askew again.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @GabeLacques: With Danny Duffy PH in the 4th inning, chances improve of our pregame hope: A MadBum at-bat! usat.ly/1tUeF1B

Oct 25, 2014

Would be great to see a MadBum AB. MT @GabeLacques: An unpredictable World Series may take more wacky turns tonight: usatoday.com/story/sports/m…

Report: Army used alcohol, women to recruit football players

usatoday.com — The U.S. Military Academy self reported a recruiting violation to the NCAA that was revealed publicly Saturday in a report by The Gazette (Colorado Springs) that detailed the Army football team using alcohol, dinner dates with cheerleaders and female athletes and cash from boosters to lure high school football recruits to the program.
Oct 25, 2014

Report: Army used alcohol, women to recruit football players usat.ly/1ws9QtX

Oct 25, 2014

Report: Army used alcohol, women to recruit football players usat.ly/1ws9QtX via @usatoday

Oct 25, 2014

RT @blackink12: If West Point is using cheerleaders, booze and cash to recruit football players, then nobody's clean. usat.ly/1ws9QtX via @usatoday

Oct 25, 2014

RT @blackink12: If West Point is using cheerleaders, booze and cash to recruit football players, then nobody's clean. usat.ly/1ws9QtX via @usatoday

Mama June's daughter: McDaniel molested me

usatoday.com — The situation in the beleaguered Here Comes Honey Boo Boo camp keeps getting stranger - and sadder. Less than a day after TLC pulled the reality show over allegations that newly single family matriarch Mama June Shannon was getting reacquainted with registered sex offender Mark McDaniel, new accusations have surfaced.

Titans' Shonn Greene arrested on multiple charges

usatoday.com — Tennessee Titans running back Shonn Greene was arrested on Friday night on a handful of charges, the most serious a resisting stop charge stemming from him leaving the scene of an incident in Franklin, Tenn. Greene was charged with a handicap parking violation, driving on a revoked/suspended license, reckless driving and resisting stop/halt/frisk.
Oct 25, 2014

RT @USATODAYsports: Titans RB Shonn Greene was arrested Friday night on multiple charges: usat.ly/1t2jqTb

Oct 25, 2014

At least there was no DUI? “@USATODAYsports: Titans RB Shonn Greene was arrested Friday night on multiple charges: usat.ly/1t2jqTb

Oct 25, 2014

Titans face #Texans Sunday. RT “@USATODAYsports: Titans RB Shonn Greene arrested Friday night on multiple charges: usat.ly/1t2jqTb